Get your first look at “Captain America: The First Avenger’s” Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, who apparently had plenty of real-life spy and sexy escapades himself before he stopped everything to pen the adventures of England’s smoothest spy. Or if he didn’t, then I’m sure that won’t stop this new Sky Atlantic TV mini-series from, er, indulging in some creative license. After all, it’s not a documentary, it’s a “based on a true story”-ish tale. You gotta have some leeway with the truth, ya know?
Check out the first teaser trailer and the first three images from the mini-series.
Set against the permissive society of war-torn London, where the martinis were always flowing and beds always being swapped, the series explores the early life of the charming, enigmatic 007 author. The outbreak of World War II saw the young Fleming working as an unsuccessful stockbroker, with a failed army career behind him and living off his rich family while indulging in the very Bond-esque passions of womanising, alcohol and, erm, erotic literature.
It wasn’t until Fleming was forced to join the Naval Intelligence that he found his true calling. Using his mischievous sense of humour, sharp charm and vivid imagination, Fleming was responsible for some of the most outrageously dangerous counter intelligence mission against the Nazis – honing his inspiration for Bond in the process.
“Fleming” stars Cooper, along with “Sherlock’s” Lara Pulver, Annabelle Wallis, Rupert Evans, and Camilla Rutherford.
Coming soon to Sky Atlantic.